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Reports out of Philadelphia indicates Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being investigated for the alleged assault of two off-duty Philadelphia police officers at a bar there early Sunday morning. 

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Young adults from the age of 18 to 21 will soon have a unique place to go for help in the struggle against addiction.

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Mayor Byron Brown wants to make sure Buffalo Public School children remain safe before and after school. In his State of the City address Brown pledged to deliver more funding to the Buffalo Peacemakers.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the organization has made major strides in protecting children to and from school.  

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Higher education is always a mix between the theoretical and the practical. That's especially true for students at UB's Department of Architecture and Planning.


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While public researchers scramble to deal with the threat of the Zika virus, one local expert believes finding a vaccine will take a long time.


WNED/WBFO Making a Difference

Throughout February WNED|WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is making a difference.


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It appears that the hype over a new Tops supermarket opening downtown, near the Central Library, may be a little premature.


Buffalo area supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent the weekend campaigning for her in New Hampshire in advance of Tuesday's primary there.

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Authorities are warning area residents to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS.

Cuomo bans conversion therapy in New York

Feb 7, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday announced a series of comprehensive regulations to prevent the practice of so-called lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender “conversion therapy,” which has been deemed harmful to patients by a wide variety of leading medical and mental health professionals.

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St. Bonaventure University has received funds towards its new facility. The Center for Arab and Islamic Studies has received $70,000 from donors in its Western New York community.

Chestnut Ridge Park hosts Polish Kulig

Feb 7, 2016
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The second annual Polish Kulig will be held Sunday at Chestnut Ridge in Orchard Park. The word Kulig means “sleigh ride,” and it’s what the old Polish nobility would describe as winter parties.

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On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new public service announcement that addresses the disease of addiction.

Catholic Charities honored with BBB Torch Award

Feb 7, 2016
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Catholic Charities is being recognized for its work in philanthropy. The Better Business Bureau has presented its Torch Award to the Buffalo-based not-for-profit for 2015.

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Former Buffalo Bisons manager Eric Wedge has been hired by the Toronto Blue Jays as the team's Player Development Advisor.

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Buffalo Police are investigating an early morning shooting not far from the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a robbery at an upstate New York college that's being called  racially motivated.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reform advocates, most voters and Governor Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.  But the most recent financial filings show most lawmakers already get by without substantial outside income.

Ontario job creation up by close to 20,000

Feb 6, 2016

ONTARIO (CP) — Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa says most of the jobs being created in Ontario are good paying, full-time positions.

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A guilty plea has been entered in a public works corruption case in Monroe County.

It's income tax season, both to gather the paperwork or e-file that tax return. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Derek Wheeler talks about that paperwork and offers some advice to avoid tax scams.


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There is something of a Constitutional confrontation underway between Washington and Erie County regarding recently-passed bans on microbeads in personal care products.


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Saying the state of the City of Buffalo is "strong," Mayor Byron Brown looked back on accomplishments while announcing who will develop a highly-anticipated downtown grocery store.


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Key Bank's proposed takeover of First Niagara is running into opposition from elected officials.

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The Rich Family Foundation has made a major donation to benefit education initiatives in Buffalo.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund.

On this first week of Black History Month, the bureau that promotes tourism locally is looking to stress the importance of Buffalo’s African American heritage.

More than 150-million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday evening, as the  Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.


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A left leaning thank tank is out with its assessment of Governor Cuomo’s budget. They say there’s a lot to like and dislike about it.


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After months of debate, Erie County legislators rejected a push to move bar closing hours back from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.


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The growing opioid epidemic is taking a toll on society's most vulnerable: newborn babies.


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